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 Post subject: Woody wood
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:37 pm 
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Are the individual pieces of the Ash wood for a traveller/countryman available anywhere, without buying the whole Kit?

Just wondering before I get into making a couple of the smaller, less complex pieces...


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 Post subject: Re: Woody wood
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:16 pm 
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I have never seen the parts offered individually.

You could ask on the Traveller/Countryman forum

https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/mtacr/index.php

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 Post subject: Re: Woody wood
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:26 pm 
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Thanks for the link, will try but I suspect you're right and only available as a kit.

I'll sharpen me chisel. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Woody wood
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:22 am 
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I would imagine that they're only available as a kit because they're made and pre-assembled as a kit to ensure that all the parts fit nicely when assembled to the shell. That's providing that the shell doesn't have a small ripple or poorly pressed contour in it! To be honest, making the necessary replacement bits can't be that difficult if you've got a few half decent wood working tools. If your Arthur Negus wood working skills are a bit rusty, you could always put an ad in the local paper asking for help from a local retired amateur cabinet maker. That's what my pal Trevor did when he wanted some intricate brass parts made for his old Matchless. GREAT job and cheap too! (Mind you, he didn't use a cabinet maker, but a model engineer)


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 Post subject: Re: Woody wood
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:29 pm 
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They were available originally from BMC and each one had an individual part number (on a BMC Trade Export sticker on the rear) - they turn up periodically on eBay and at shows.


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 Post subject: Re: Woody wood
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:36 pm 
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All parts listed & priced separately.

https://www.morriswoodwork.co.uk/mini-w ... rice-list/

Isn't google marvellous.

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 Post subject: Re: Woody wood
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:23 pm 
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Excellent find Mark. Now all you need is an expert ager from the Midlands.

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 Post subject: Re: Woody wood
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:41 pm 
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Easy, soak the article in question in a strong solution of Nescafe & for that "extra authentic" foxed look, scatter a few dry granules over the surface to leach out & make your article look extra old.

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 Post subject: Re: Woody wood
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:05 pm 
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Mk1- I did try that site honest gov!
Poxy phone!
Anyhow, thanks. :oops:

Yeah they do look too bleached blonde when new, not sure if the instant coffee but was serious but I'll be removing and sanding the existing timber so have the chance to try and match the colour somehow.


Not looking forward to finding out what's lurking behind the rotten pieces :o


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 Post subject: Re: Woody wood
PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:04 am 
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Not looking forward to finding out what's lurking behind the rotten pieces.

I have been there once. . . never again!

The coffee wasn't a serious suggestion, but I am sure there must be some sort of stain that will work OK.

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